Sunday, December 19, 2010

Dial® Healthier You Week 1-Skin Healthy Foods

Dial Diaries Week 1- Skin Healthy Foods

Hi! I’m Amy Hendel, your Dial® Healthier You program expert. Over the next four weeks, I’m going to help you improve your skin and overall health. This week, let’s start with nutrition.

They say that you are what you eat, and when it comes to your skin’s health, your food choices can improve your skin’s resilience and clarity, slow the aging process and prevent breakouts. Keeping processed foods to a minimum and focusing on a diet rich in whole foods will help your skin maintain its health. Let’s look at the three major aspects of skin care:

Hydration: To keep your skin from becoming dry, drink lots of water and eat foods like oily fish and flaxseed that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Make sure to include foods fortified with biotin like white meat chicken, eggs and Swiss chard to help your body process those healthy fats.

Blemish fighters: To fight breakouts, make sure to follow a proper skin care regimen, and include foods rich in zinc like vegetarian baked beans, garbanzo beans and pumpkin seeds.

Anti-aging: Commit to regular use of a broad spectrum SPF, and add vitamin E to your daily diet to prevent skin damage and wrinkles. Foods enriched with Vitamin E include tuna and fortified cereals. Dark chocolate, tea and watermelon contain compounds that will also help you fight skin damage.

When you go to the supermarket to buy these healthy skin-promoting foods, include Dial® NutriSkin™ body wash, which hydrates and moisturizes while cleansing your skin of impurities. Remember to share your healthy eating tips and experiences with us by posting your Dial® Diaries. At the end of this week, let us know if you are already seeing a positive difference in your skin!
- Amy

Independentmami-It is hard to be eating Healthy foods in the holiday season especially with all the goodies coming into to our office almost on a daily basis. But as hard as it is, once you start doing it you won't have a hard time adding it to your daily routine.

Hydration-I keep a water bottle next to my desk. I fill it as soon as I get to the office. I try to drink 1 entire bottle per hour. Since I am at work for 9 hours including my lunch, I should have drank my daily goal of 8 - 10 glasses by the time I go home.

Blemish Fighters-I like beans so no problem. My skin is fair. I normally dont have to many problems except you know, that time of the month. This time I am prepared by eating some beans.

Anti-aging-I really do not have a hard time with following the recommend food of dark chocolate. I love chocolate. I am only 32 but I know I need to take care of my skin now for later. My brother showed me a picture from my last birthday and I looked horrible. He said I looked like a little old lady. I normally put on SPF moisturizer especially when the weather keeps changing here in Houston. One day it is hot and the next it will be freezing.

Week 2-Exercise

Disclosure-I received a product to review. I am also passing along information from Dial. These are my honest opinions.

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